• Aberdeen District Programs
    The Aberdeen School District offers numerous special programs for students. Below are some of our programs along with contact information.
    Advanced Placement
    Advanced Placement courses are offered at Aberdeen High. AP provides students with the chance to try college-level work in high school, and to gain valuable skills and study habits for college. If a student gets a "qualifying" grade on the AP Exam, many colleges will award credit or advanced placement for their efforts.
    Contact: AHS Guidance Office, (360) 538-2072
    AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination
    AVID is a program designed to prepare students in the academic middle for four-year college eligibility. It has a proven track record in bringing out the best in students, and in closing the achievement gap. AVID targets students in the academic middle — B, C, and even D students — who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. These are students who are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but are falling short of their potential. Typically, they will be the first in their families to attend college, and many are from low-income or minority families. The program began for 7th and 8th graders at Miller Junior High School and is now offered through grade 12.
    Contact: Traci Sandstrom, (360) 538-2123
    All-Day Kindergarten
    All Aberdeen elementary schools offer all-day kindergarten for five year old students. The program provides an environment that favors a child-centered, developmentally appropriate approach.
    Contact: Elementary School Offices
    Career and Technical Education
    Keeping abreast of changing technologies, our extensive vocational programs offer students several options in the field of applied academics, including Applied Math, Principles of Technology, radio broadcasting and Computer Applications and Networking. Numerous community representatives from business and industry volunteer to serve on our vocational advisory boards.
    Contact: Lynn Green, (360) 538-2038

    Harbor Learning Center
    Harbor Learning Center houses several programs for the Aberdeen School District.  Harbor High School is an alternative high school especially designed to encourage students who have left high school before graduation to return to school and complete their education. Harbor High also offers a parent-partnership program, SNUG Harbor, for students in grades 7-12. Grays Harbor Academy, an on-line, virtual K - 12 school and Open Doors, a program where students can earn their GED are also housed at the Harbor Learning Center.
    Contact: Harbor High School Principal, (360) 538-2180

    Native Education
    The Native Education Program provides tutorial assistance and cultural enrichment activities to eligible students in the district.
    Contact: Sherri Northington, (360) 538-2140
    Learning Assistance Programs - Title I and LAP
    Extra assistance is available to students in grades 1-12 who are deficient in basic skills and achieving below grade level in reading or language arts. Certificated staff and instructional paraprofessionals in each school work closely with classroom teachers to provide students with special help.
    Contact: Traci Sandstrom, (360) 538-2123
    Migrant Education
    Educational support services are available for students and families who meet the eligibility requirements of the federal migrant program. Two bilingual family service workers provide tutoring and serve as liaisons between home, school and the community.
    Contact: Sherri Northington, (360) 538-2140
    Highly Capable Program
    The Highly Capable Program is Aberdeen School District's program for meeting the unique academic, social and emotional needs of intellectually gifted students in grades 3-6. Qualified students in this program will receive instruction designed for highly capable students at their school. In addition, they will also have the opportunity to participate in activities such as Math Olympiad and Young Authors. The curriculum is designed to respond to the needs of the highly capable learner by strengthening communication, research, interpersonal, and leadership abilities, as well as critical and creative thinking processes.
    Contact: Bryan McKinney, (360) 538-2121
    Running Start
    Running Start does just that—it gives high school juniors and seniors a running start on college-level classes. Those classes count twice—once towards fulfillment of high school graduation requirements and again for college credit. Some Running Start students have been able to graduate from high school and at the same time receive their Associate of Arts degree from Grays Harbor Community College.
    Contact: AHS Guidance Office, (360) 538-2072
    Teen Parent Program
    The Teen Parent Program is designed to assist pregnant teens or teens who are parents to complete their high school education and help them establish needed support systems and services.
    Contact: Harbor Learning Center, (360) 538-2180
    This program is co-sponsored with Grays Harbor Community College. It offers students from grade 7-12, an opportunity for mentorship and financial assistance at Grays Harbor College. Students must maintain a grade point averages of 3.0 and demonstrate competencies in computer skills, cooperative learning and community service. 
    Contact: AHS Guidance Office, (360) 538-2072
Last Modified on September 23, 2021